Texas Trail of Fame
The Texas Trail of Fame is intended to be a chronological history of the men and women who contributed to the US, Texas and Ft. Worth Western Heritage.
The Bronze Stars are designed to represent an old fashioned Marshall’s badge with the recipient’s name inlaid in the star. Markers are uniformly placed in the sidewalks and public thoroughfares throughout the National Historic District.
There are some 59 bronze markers of inductees such as: John Wayne, Will Rogers, Zane Grey, Bose Ikard, Tad Lucas, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, C.C. Slaughter, Juan Sequin, Bob Wills, Bill Pickett, Fredric Remington, and Quanah Parker. This star is for Lorenzo De Zavala (1789-1836) who was inducted in 2001. He was a Mexican who was active in working for Texas independence from Mexico.
I took the picture of his star at random - I didn't know who he was until I looked him up for this tip. He's not my idea of a famous Texan.
Maintaining the Realism
There are various styles of wagons all with their sponsors/owners advertised of course. These chuck wagon riders are all dressed in period costumes. These ladies clearly did not have any work in mind.
Opera Houses & Theaters ~ Heritage Trails Markers
The Adelphi, Fort Worth’s first vaudeville theater, opened in 1876 at 3rd & Main but soon closed. Within a month, the “Theatre Comique” occupied the site, attracting audiences to its popular presentations of western-style variety entertainment. Greenwall’s Opera House opened in 1891 introducing Fort Worth audiences to legendary actors including Lily Langtry, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Douglas Fairbanks, and Ethel and Lionel Barrymore.
The opulent Majestic Theater, seating 1,500 people and covering half a block, opened at 10th & Commerce Streets in 1910. Patrons at the Majestic enjoyed performances by internationally famous entertainers. A beautiful Fort Worth girl, Ginger Rogers, won a national dance contest on the Majestic stage, starting her on her way to becoming a major movie star. Bass Performance Hall, opened May 1, 1998, continues Fort Worth’s entertainment tradition.
sponsored by: sundance square.
East side of Main & 4th Streets
Horsethief by Jack Bryant 1989, Located on Camp Bowie Boulevard right across front eh Kimbell Art Museum. This depicts a Horsethief trying to escape into Mexico with a stolen Cavalry horse. As we all know back then the end result if you got caught you most certainly get jail time, fined and the worst scenario was being possibly hanged.
These jewellers have been in operation since 1893 selling fine jewellery, They are also agents for all major brands of fine Swiss Watches. They also have a Jewellery repair and cleaning service. If you can’t afford to do anything but window shop at the ‘bling bling’ then at least admire the building that the jewellers sits in, the Knights of Pythias Castle Hall – it has become one of the landmarks of Fort Worth as well as being listed on the National Register.